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Vehicle Testing Stations

Volume 23: debated on Tuesday 4 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what extra costs the agriculture industry will face as a result of the privatisation of the testing of goods vehicles and the closure of rural testing stations.

In transferring testing to the private sector, the Government will ensure that the nation-wide service provided by the present network of testing stations is maintained. We do not expect rural stations to close, and there should therefore be no question of increased costs for the agriculture industry.